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videos online. in the last thing we know is that his older brother tamerlan, the suspect who died a few days after the attacks, was the driving force behind them, isha. >> you touched on his difficulty in speaking. what do we know of how these questioning sessions are actually being carried out? how is he communicating? >> a lot of the questions have been yes or no questions basically, and what we have read from the transcript from that hearing earlier today was that he nodded eded affirmatively is the judge there put it in the hearing. >> do investigators feel that they're any closer, and mentally, these are preliminary questions, do they feel they're any closer to establishing a motive for the attacks? >> not necessarily, but from what they've been able to gather, the older brother, tamerlan, who has died evidently felt like islam was under attack and a jihadist basically needed to fight back. and that is what they believe is the force behind it. >> in all of this, now, we're hearing that dzhokhar, according to the transcripts is saying that his brother was the leader in all of this,
states. and then, nic robber ton is going to travel to dagestan where tamerlan spent six months doing what? and new details on katherine russell. finally, here in new york, deb feyerick on tam ran's connection to a bizarre, unsolved triple murder case. i want to begin with jake tapper in boston. what have you learned about what dzhokhar is telling investigators? i know there's been preliminary interviews and you've been getting the nuts and bolts and details about how they have been communicating and what he said. >> reporter: that's right, erin. u.s. government official has relayed to me some of the news from dzhokhar tsarnaev in his discussions with investigators. we learned last night that he was talking about how there were no foreign terrorist organize sgra zagss involved, that his brother was the driving force and jihad in nature considering themselves to be under attack as muslims and trying to fight back. that is what dzhokhar has been telling investigators. so i don't want to -- i want to make sure everyone understands, this is what he is saying. in addition, we found out som
. and who is the woman who married tamerlan tsarnaev? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. we begin with breaking nudz "outfront" tonight. boston bombing suspect speaks. saying the word no whether asked about whether i could afford a lawyer at the bedside hearing at the hospital today where he is recovering. we're getting a first look at the transcripts of that hearing obtained by "the new york times." it is a court note, the defendant is alert, mentally competent, and lucid. he is aware of the nature of the proceedings. and along with that breaking news, we're covering this story tonight from every angle. drew griffin, david todd and david mattingly are in boston tonight. drew with the latest on the investigation. brian with new information about the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev, the one killed on thursday night. what we know about his outburst at a mosque in january. david has an "outfront" investigation on exactly how those deadly bombs were made. nick peyton walsh is in the russian republic dodged by religious violence where the suspect's parents live
tamerlan tsarnaev? good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. breaking news, new details on what motivated the boston bombing suspects. i want to get to jake tapper live in boston. what have you you learned? >> reporter: according to a u.s. government official, talking to me, the investigators have been working very hard trying to get information from dzhokhar tsarnaev. what he has been able to tell them in these preliminary investigations indicates that, according to him, according to him, all of this information needs to be checked out and followed up by investigators, but according to him, the brothers were not in contact with any foreign terrorist group. they did this on their own. there was a big on-line component to how they were self radicalized. they watched videos on-line. they downloaded information on-line. they did not have e-mail communication, but they were very much self radicalized, self starters on-line. in addition, dzhokhar is saying the older brother, tamerlan, was the driving force in their action. that they were motivated by traditional jihad motivations. which is to
, the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev seems much less confounding in that it conforms more squarely to radicalization. we know from accounts of people who knew him that he had in fact become more religious in recent months and years. "the wall street journal" reported that he gave up boxing which he trained at for years as well as drinking and smoking as he dug into religion. his uncle said he ended his relationship with tamerlan in 2009 because of the quote radical crap" tamerlan had begun to espouse. he was steered toward a strict strain of islam in recent years and he began opposing the wars in afghanistan and iraq which is i should note here not radical in and of itself but that he also turned to websites and literature claiming that the cia was behind the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001, that jews controlled the world. there are two very specific accounts of tamerlan's recent behavior that are both fascinating and important in trying to understand how he might have become the kind of violent extremist he is accused of having been when he died after a shootout with autho
says he and his brother tamerlan -- he says brother tamerlan was the mastermind. tsarnaev's initial court appearance was today in his hospital room. he was able to speak one word, no, when asked if he could afford an attorney. he now has a public defender the court found today. he's alert, mentally competent and lucid. joining me is jake tapper live in boston. pretty dramatic developments late in the day here. from what we now believe, dzhokhar tsarnaev may have told the investigators in written answers, is that right? >> reporter: that's right. a u.s. government official tells me that according to these preliminary interviews, preliminary interviews with dzhokhar tsarnaev and the u.s. government is going to have to double back and check all of this information, but according to these preliminary interviews, what dzhokhar tsarnaev is conveying to investigators is the following. one, that there were not foreign terrorist groups involved in this terrorist plot, that it was just the two of them. two, that there was a real online component to this radicalization done through videos, wat
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